Apple unveiled its new generation of MacBook Pro laptops earlier this week and will begin shipping to customers on January 24th.new Report from DigiTimes suggests that Quanta Computer will begin production of its new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros in December 2022, in preparation for Apple’s official launch, with the MacBook Air next listed on the docket. I’m here.
According to DigiTimes, Apple’s manufacturing partners and supply chain are gearing up for a MacBook Air refresh in the second half of 2023. These laptops could feature the new M3 SoC based on TSMC’s next-generation 3nm node. However, given that Apple’s MacBook Pro just received a 5nm M2 Pro/M2 Max upgrade, it’s possible that Apple won’t move to his expected 3nm M3 Pro/M3 Max SoCs until 2024. .
The new MacBook Pro looks the same on the outside (it launched in late 2021, so the design is still relatively fresh), but there are quite a few changes under the hood. We ditched it for the faster M2 Pro and M2 Max silicon. Additionally, while the chip still uses the 5nm node, Apple has boosted his CPU’s performance by up to 20% and his GPU’s by up to 30%. Also, his new MacBook Pro has Wi-Fi 6E support (from Wi-Fi 6), ditching the HDMI 2.0 port in favor of HDMI 2.1.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,999, with the 16-inch variant starting at $2,499. But if you want a 16″ MacBook Pro (M2 Max with 38 GPU cores, 96 GB LPDDR5, 8 TB storage) with all the trimmings, Costs $6,299 (opens in new tab).
MacBook Pro shipments are important to Apple, but the MacBook Air is the company’s main driver. While his overall PC shipments for 2022 were down, his 3% drop in Quanta’s 28.4 million units in the second half was lower than his competitors. With strong demand for his updated MacBook Air (M2), Quanta’s shipments didn’t plummet further.
Apple has confirmed that overall notebook shipments fell by 15.3% in Q4 2022. However, major competitors during the same period he decreased by 30-40%. Given the weak economy and consumers wary of big purchases, Apple is reportedly adjusting shipments to prioritize its more affordable M1-based MacBooks and MacBook Pros. I’m here.
Apple’s MacBook Air (M1) starts at $999 and the MacBook Air (M2) starts at $1,199. The MacBook Air (M2) features an all-new chassis design with a larger display, more maximum memory (24GB vs. 16GB) and a slightly lighter weight (2.7 lbs vs. 2.8 lbs).